In order to combat their post problems, Doug Collins said he is going to play rookie first round pick Arnett Moultrie more. Another young player, Jrue Holiday, has stepped up in a time of need. Jrue Holiday leads the Sixers in scoring at 19.1 points per game and he dropped 25 on Milwaukee on Monday. Unfortunately, along with the points, Holiday is turning the ball over. He had eight turnovers on Monday night and is averaging a clean six turnovers per game this season. Turnovers have been an issue this year after the Sixers averaged the fewest team turnovers in NBA history last season.
Who to Watch: Jason Richardson. Richardson returned to the starting lineup on Monday and did not disappoint. After missing four full games and most of the fifth game with a sprained ankle, Richardson scored 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting from the field and 3-for-8 from 3-point range in 36 minutes.
The Detroit Pistons are coming into Philadelphia looking for their first win. They entered their game on Monday against the defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder. They took a six point lead to halftime and a 11 point lead into the fourth quarter. It all fell apart for the Pistons in the fourth quarter as the Thunder held Detroit to 17 points and Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 25 of OKC’s 30 points in the fourth.
Who to Watch: Greg Monroe. The Pistons center and former first round draft pick out of Georgetown is the Pistons most dominant player. He put up 27 and 21 points on November 6th and 7th to go along with 10 and 12 rebounds respectively. After not hitting a free throw in the first three games of the year, Monroe ahs only missed five free throws since. He is shooting nearly 81% from the foul line since November 6th.
Tipoff is slated for 7:00 pm. It can be seen on Comcast Sportsnet and heard on 97.5 The Fanatic.
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